The problem with the current state of the industry is that there are many artists out there who despite generating 100k in gross sales only get to keep 15-20k with the remainder going to retailers and middle-man parties. These artists are forced to work second jobs in order to pay their living expenses. The goal at Orfium is to see that these same artists keep 80k and have the freedom to work on their music full-time.
Orfium's philosophy is as simple as it is powerful, to make technology openly and freely available to artists that puts artists in control of their careers. We aim to make all usage, licensing, and distribution policies completely customizable by the artist, eliminate all legal burdens, and provide the type of flexibility that can accomodate any complex relationship and 3rd party deals artists may have or be actively persuing.
Despite being an open beta work-in-progress, over 40,000 songs have been uploaded so far by over 12,000 artists and this is growing at an increasing rate. Within the next couple weeks major updates and improvements will be rolled out to elevate Orfium beyond beta. Foreshadowing what's to come, Orfium has been generating support by some of the largest touring EDM acts which you may have seen already if you are following along on Snapchat.
Go ahead and give Orfium a try and start uploading some music!